We hear voices in the context of education and school reform today calling for "rigor and relevance," yet how many of us have really stopped to analyze what is meant, implied, and required if "rigor" is a defining characteristic of our educational system? The synonyms for rigor are inflexibility, stringency, and cruelty. Rigor should NOT define our classrooms. Many people mistakenly associate rigor with high expectations. High expectations are important and needed, but not... Topics: education, podcast, rigor, school reform
High Tech High is a successful charter school program in California which has strongly influenced the foundation of High Tech High Albuquerque, New Mexico, now in its first year of operation. In this podcast, Billy Hull and Wesley Fryer interviewed Laura McBain and Dr Kaplan of High Tech High Albuquerque using Skype. Our discussion focused on the unique aspects of the High Tech High approach to education which includes problem based learning, ideas from the small schools movement, instruction... Topics: education, school reform, technology integration
This podcast is a recording of the last tweleve minutes of a presentation I shared today at the Oklahoma Technology Association's 2007 conference titled "The Case for 1:1 Computing and School 2.0." I should have cut some slides and content from this presentation from the "draft" version I posted last week and I did not! So, this is the last part of the presentation which focuses on the characteristics which should define "School 2.0" or a reinvention of our K-12... Topics: education, education reform, podcasting, school reform
21st century literacy skills (or digital literacy skills) and the skills cultivated in a high-stakes testing classroom environment seem to be mutually exclusive. This session from TCEA 2006 explores how blogging and podcasting can be used to cultivate the digital literacy skills our students need for success today and tomorrrow. Topics: education, educational technology, school reform, blogging, podcasting
Phone interview by Sandi Schwartz for her Leading Edge Parenting series, which she has given me permission to share freely after it was a week old. The interview date was September 30, 2009. Sandi Schwartz lives in Temecula, California and Sandra Dodd in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The interview was by phone. Her site is http://www.loaradionetwork.com/sandi-schwartz.html Topics: Unschooling, peaceful parenting, school reform, open classroom
byMiguel Guhlin, Darren Kuropatwa, Ewan McIntosh, Mark Ahlness, Jeff Allen, Wesley Fryer
Over the Pond and Through the Fiber #2: This international skypecast features educators from Canada, Scotland, and the United States defining and discussing the new story David Warlick has challenged us to help tell with our students. We probably raised more questions than we answered, but again it was exciting as well as empowering to engage in dialog with other educators passionate about teaching and learning in the 21st century. Some of the questions we raised and answered include: How can... Topic: podcasting, skype, web 2.0, blogging, education, school reform
Where have we been, where are we now, and where are we going with respect to teaching and learning in classrooms across the United States in the 21st Century? Do we want to just use technology to do traditional education more efficiently, or do we want to do education differently and better? In this presentation I advocate for the constructive use of disruptive technologies, like blogs, wikis, and podcasts, to help engage students in the development of literacy skills with an authentic... Topics: education, podcasting, wikis, web 2.0, school reform
There aren't many things that liberals and conservatives can agree on these days, but one thing that seems to rub both sides the wrong way is the Common Core. But what ARE the Common Core Standards? How will they affect your kid? Will they destroy public education as we know it? Dr. Tim Slekar (Dean of Education at Edgewood College / activist / defender of public ed) joins me to discuss this issue and the school reform movement as a whole. Topics: Common Core, public education, schools, Tim Slekar, school reform
Philadelphia School Reform Commission Chairman Pedro Ramos highlights the accomplishments of the School Reform Commission. Topics: Pedro Ramos, Philadelphia School Reform Commission, Pan American Society
byDr. Jim Teagarden, editor, Kansas State University
The general session of the 1994 meeting of the Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders was a special session title "Tributes, Reflections and Confessions of Participants in School Reform." This format utilized enactments, panels and audience participation to explore the topic of neglect of students withe disabilities in school reform initiatives. Topics: MSLBD, Janus Project, Tributes Reflections and Confessions of Prticipants in School Reform, EBD
Relations between the Governor and the education community are tense in the wake of the recent special election. Officials from government and education join Jeffrey Callison to talk about new opportunities to break gridlock and how to get on with needed school reforms. Topics: Governor and education, special election, school reform, KXJZ, Capital Public Radio, Insight,...
Philadelphia School Reform Commission Pedro Ramos highlighting the accomplishments of the SRC when receiving the 2013 William J. Clothier II Memorial Award of the Pan American Association of Philadelphia. Topics: Philly education, Philadelphia School Reform Commission, Pedro Ramos, Pan American Society
The report presents a descriptive study of the educational system in Sweden with special emphasis on the upper level of the comprehensive school. An attempt is made to survey the goals and the realisation of the goals in the practical school situation. Thereby, the focus has been directed upon the attempts being made to adapt the school to the demands of a quickly developing modern society. Topics: school reform, descriptive study, comprehensive school, Sweden, comparative eduction, curriculum,...
Video features Newark Student Union speakers at BATS (Bad Ass Teachers Association) rally against school privatization/resegregation/charters, standardized testing. Topics: dcdirectactionnews, Bad Ass Teachers Association, BATS, school reform, privatization, charter...
WELCOME TO THE COFFEE HOUSE WHERE, IN THE NEXT HOURâ¦ MANY OF OUR SCHOOLS ARE FAILINGâ¦ UNIONS ARE FINGERED FOR CODDLING BAD TEACHERSâ¦ RANDI WEINGARTEN, PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, HAS A PLANâ¦ THE DRUG WAR IS NO LONGER HEADLINESâ¦ BUT OVERFLOWING PRISONS TESTIFY THEREâS BEEN NO CEASE FIREâ¦ WHAT TO DO? WE CHAT WITH NKECHI TAIFA OF THE OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE â¦ A CLIMATE BILL WAS TOUGH GOING IN THE SENATE BEFORE THE GOP VICTORY IN MASSACHUSETTSâ¦ NOW WHAT... Topics: school reform, teachers, unions, crack, cocaine, disparity, climate, "cap and trade",...
Hughes, director of Alliance4education.org, discusses the possibility of dividing Caddo Parish schools into 3 ISD's. Interviewers are Carolyn Manning and Robert Trudeau. Topics: caddo parish, school reform, louisiana, alliance for education, independent school districts for...
Building on facts 4 - "Getting Down to Facts" is a compilation of more than 20 studies that show what's working and what's not working in California's K through 12 education. Today on Insight, the fourth in our series about school reform: Governor Schwarzenegger and several prominent lawmakers commissioned a 17,000 page report about California's K through 12 schools. Find out what's going to be done about it. Hear from the Department of Education, the Governor's Committee on Education... Topics: KXJZ, Insight, Sacramento public radio, Capital Public Radio, school reform, Governor...
On June 12, 2013 at the Institute for Policy Studies, noted attorney, educator, musician and community advocate, Junius Williams lead a discussion on school reform based on his experience of resource deprivation and privatization of schools in Newark. Public school reform, Williams asserts, "is more than just a civil rights issue. It is a blueprint for control of resources in urban communities". Topics: Junius Williams, education reform, education policy, public education, school reform, public...
North Carolina news program with host John Friedrich. Co-hosts Brian Davis and Tristan Munchel Topics: Boston bombing first impression monologue, Mayor Perkins divorce and bankruptcy scandal, Greenway...